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R. Austin Freeman

Dr. Richard Austin Freeman MRCS LSA was a British writer of detective stories, mostly featuring the medico-legal forensic investigator Dr. Thorndyke. He invented the inverted detective story. This invention has been described as Freeman's most noticeable contribution to detective fiction. Freeman used some of his early experiences as a colonial surgeon in his novels. Many of the Dr. Thorndyke stories involve genuine, but sometimes arcane, points of scientific... Read More

Born11 April 1862
Soho, London, England
Died28 September 1943 (aged 81)
Gravesend, Kent, England
Other namesR. Austin Freeman
OccupationMedical Doctor and fiction writer
Years active1887 – 1943


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